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Waiving Conditions: What are Your Risks

If you are a buyer in Toronto right now, you are familiar with submitting an offer with no pending clauses. The most important ones being Financing & Inspection. Two very important clauses. There are other potential ones but these are the cookies that matter.  Waiving these clauses and offering a good amount does not even…

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Please Stop Listening To The NEWS

I’m begging you, please stop listening to the news for your Real Estate advice. I know I harp about this a lot. The news does such a bad job of predicting the housing market. Sometimes the news influences people so much that skews their decision. Real Estate is a big ratings boost. That is why…

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Make Sure You Get a Status Certificate

When you buy a condo one of the clauses that is very important, is the status certificate clause. The status certificate gives the buyer a snapshot of what’s going on in the condo office and property management. Let’s face it, there are good condo property managers, and bad ones. Here are a few things you…

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Upgrades Buyers Are Looking for in 2014

  When I do an open house, I get to see a lot of buyers within one day or two. It also lets me do a mental survey of the things that most buyers are looking for that they want, and the things they are willing to do. Here is a list of things I’ve…

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Open House Thoughts

My open houses always fuels ideas about people looking to buy a house.  This particular weekend, I notice that people who are neighbours pretend to be buyers and are bad liars. One thing that I do when somebody comes into the open house, is question them ever so slightly. My questions might seem friendly, but…